Paper Plate Ladybugs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro


Spring has sprung and with it comes new life in many forms. What a fun and colorful way to celebrate the season by making these adorable, and easy, ladybugs. A little paint and very few supplies and you’ll be crafting these cuties in no time.

You will need

2 paper plates 

acrylic paint in black and your choice of colors

Paint brush

paper fastener

large wiggle eyes

glue stick

fun black patterned

fabric black felt scissors

Editor’s Notes: You may substitute the black polka dot fabric we used with black felt, craft foam or construction paper. If you don’t have wiggle eyes on hand, make your own out of white and black felt or craft foam.

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What you do

Paint one paper plate black and the other whatever color you choose. Red is traditional for ladybugs, but you can get colorful like we did if you like. Set aside to dry. While the paint is drying, use scissors to cut different sized circles or ovals out of the black fabric. You will need approximately 12 circles for each ladybug. Set aside. From black felt, cut out half a circle for the head. Once paint has dried, take the color paper plate (not the black one) and cut it in half. Line the two halves up with the black paper plate and spread the “wings” open a bit. Hold at the top and carefully poke a hoe through the top of the wings and through the black plate underneath. Still holding it in place, push the fastener through the hole and secure. Glue the circles onto the colored wings. Glue the head over the top of the wings to hide the fastener. Glue wiggle eyes onto the head.

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